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Two of a kind

Two of a kind
Photo Information
Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, Extension Tube
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-02-13 14:36
Viewed: 2115
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Size of about 5 mm.


Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees. Their hind legs are modified for jumping, and are covered with hairs that facilitate the spreading of a secretion over their bodies that acts as a water repellent and carrier of pheromones. They undergo a partial metamorphosis, and have various host associations, varying from very generalized to very specific. Some species have a cosmopolitan distribution, or occur throughout the temperate and tropical regions. Some are pests or vectors of plant viruses and phytoplasmas. The family is distributed all over the world, and constitutes the second-largest hemipteran family, with at least 20,000 described species.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-02-13 15:10]

Hi Paulo,great macro of this couple of leafhoppers,i like the POV from above,the sharpness too is great despite the very small size of insects.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Paulo,
It is really a splendid macro. Amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. Outstanding colors.
The light and details are exceptional.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Paulo,
Beautiful photograph of this Leafhoppers. Nice angle with well BG too. Light looks harsh but to me didn't damage your picture.
Thanks for sharing,

Paulo this is a nice picture with good details and lovely colours
good light to
thanks gr lou

great camouflage, TFS Ori

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